When Eva (Thora Birch) secretly adopts a mischievous capuchin monkey, her life turns upside down in this slapstick family comedy. Eva's mother (Mimi Rogers) and allergic stepfather (Christopher McDonald) raise objections, especially when the animal begins stealing everything in sight, but Eva is concerned about protecting her new pet from Azro (Harvey Keitel), who wants to find him and use him as part of an important robbery.
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- Franco Amurri
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; trvia game.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Monkey Trouble is a low-budget 1994 comedy with plenty of potty humor. A monkey urinates on a floor, passes gas, and closes a toilet seat because of the smell. Some iffy behavior -- sneaking out against parents' wishes -- receives mild consequences, and the main character is mischievous and bratty. Scenes where Harvey Keitel -- who plays a drunken transient -- pursues a young girl might be a little scary for younger viewers.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- A monkey picks up a gun, points it at its head, then aims, shoots, and fires it at his owner.
- Social Behavior
- There's a clear sense that stealing and lying are bad, but there aren't a lot of consequences for either.
- Kenny Rogers Roasters is prominently displayed. A little girl wears clothing from B.U.M. Equipment, and a billboard advertising this company is shown on several occasions. A monkey drinks out of a clearly marked Minute Maid orange juice box.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A "bad" guy is shown drinking from a can concealed in a brown paper bag. He also drinks from a flask. In his living quarters, the man keeps a bottle of booze next to his phone.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it